ABOUT US

50 Years of Bull Breeding

Wakefield has been in the Frizell family since our Irish ancestors first settled here in the 1860s. The property holds a proud family tradition of hard work, persistence and success and that is reflected in the cattle that run here today.

Wakefield is located near Wollomombi, which is a small village about 40km from Armidale on the NSW Northern Tablelands. With an altitude of 980m, the winters here are brisk and we have an average of over 90 frosts per year. The cattle are well acclimatised to extremes of temperature ranging from -12*C in the winter to 40*C in the summer. Our long term average rainfall of 930mm has been far less in recent years and drought conditions have really tested the fertility and doability of our herd, but we are proud to say that these conditions have only made our cattle better than ever. We currently run a herd of 300 registered Charolais females and 150 Angus breeders.

The stud principals Greg and Jenny Frizell are ably assisted in the running of the property by their daughters Lucy and Claire. Lucy and her husband Chris live and work on the farm too, running a small commercial herd of cows as part of their paddock-to-plate beef business, Good Life Beef. Lucy also runs Waterfall Way Farmstay which welcomes guests to stay and interact on the farm and is also available for people to book for the bull sale or other farm visits.

Claire has lived and worked as a locum vet in general practice in the UK since the beginning of 2020 and will most likely continue there until the start of 2022. She graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga after more than 5 years of study in 2018.

The Charolais stud was established here in 2004 after breeding Charolais cattle at Wakefield since the 1970s. The aim of our Charolais stud operation is to breed fertile animals with good growth, finishing ability and calving ease and that will suit a wide range of commercial operations from the vealer market to heavy bullock production. Our clients rely on the great temperament of our bulls with great structure and the ability to stamp their presence on a herd.
 
Wakefield became members of the Angus Society in 2009, with a view to providing a small number of Herdbook and APR Angus bulls for sale. Our Angus cattle are performance recorded and must be fertile and structurally sound with a good temperament to remain in our herd. We are proud to offer only a small number of high quality Angus bulls at our annual sale.

Wakefield prides itself on being an enterprising and groundbreaking stud in the field of new genetics and invests time and effort in the improvement of its animals through embryo transfer and AI programs. 100% of our Angus cows and 80% of our Charolais cows are AIed each year to current, top performing bulls, which increases the genetic performance of our herd.

We are also an EU accredited JBAS 7 herd, with strong biosecurity awareness.

We look forward to meeting you at our annual bull sale in August!

16th Annual Wakefield Bull Sale - August 13th, 2021

Don’t miss the 16th Annual Wakefield Bull sale selling 42 Charolais and 17 Angus bulls both on-farm and on-line via Elite Livestock Auctions. The sale starts at 1pm, with bulls available for viewing from 11am onwards. We encourage you to arrange a pre-sale inspection and place bids online as a way to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a pre-sale inspection with Greg and Jenny.

WHAT OUR HAPPY CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Greg and Jenny are genuine and friendly people that are passionate about the industry and Charolais cattle, they care and show interest about your own operations and want to ensure their bulls are working for you.
Adam Chapman
Fine Flower
Mort & Co are delighted to be feeding cattle of the quality of MacDougall steers. They perform well above average against thousands of cattle we feed with a consistent conversion ratio (kg dry matter ration to convert 1kg beef) of 4.5:1.
Berry Reynolds
Mort & Co.

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